Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Big Picture

I bought this book a few weeks ago. I had heard so much buzz about the Big Picture, how good it was and all that. It sold out of it's first printing in a matter of weeks, so I'm thinking the buzz is probably pretty accurate.

I finally sat down and really read it last night. The philosophy of the book is totally my philosophy. Don't worry about scrapping every picture. Do the everyday. Capture your real life. all those things. It was like a little piece clicking into my brain. I don't have to stress myself out about scrapping. I don't have to be perfect. I don't have to get everything published (or anything for that matter.) I can just enjoy the process.

So I did.

It's very derivative of Stacy Julian's work in the book, but that's ok. It took me all of 15 minutes to do. And it was fun. And I used a bunch of stuff I haven't touched for years. I need to do more like that.

I'll still submit to magazines. But I'm not going to keep track. I'm not going to scrap for the calls. I'm not going to stress. I have to have this epiphany about every six months or so it seems. I'm hoping this time it sinks in.

8 comments:

Mom said...

I love your layout. I also like that you have an epiphany occasionally and just enjoy what you are doing.

Cathy B said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day is spectacular. The layout is very cute. I love the red.

Annie said...

Happy Birthday, Amy!! Lucy was sweet enough to let us know that it's your big day! Hope you two are having fun!! Love your page -- adorable!! I need that Stacy Julian inspiration. I remember feeling the same when I read her first book years ago. She's still got it. :)

Gretchen said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I found you through Becky's blog. :-)

and the Big Picture - totally my philosophy, love it!!!

MAStOnge said...

Happy Birthday Amy, hope it was a great one (got here from Becky's blog)
And I love the Big Picture..I will never scrap the same way again

torm said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sharma said...

HAPPY HAPPY birthday! Hope you have a great day - (Becky sent me over)

Gwyn said...

Happy Birthday, girl. You and Becky have a blast, okay?